One full hour before the President’s announcement that Osama Bin Laden had been killed, Keith Urbahn (Chief of Staff at the office of Donald Rumsfeld) tweeted the news.
Urbahn wasn’t the first to speculate that the announcement had to do with Bin Laden, nor did he have have a massive following on Twitter - only 1016 followers. But because of the authority of his position, he was the most retweeted, making him the leading amplifier of the news prior to the President’s address.
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- Greece will decide on Sunday whether they will accept austerity measures as a condition of a bailout that may stave off an imminent financial and economic crisis.
- Some 150 migrants stranded in the French city of Calais stormed the Channel Tunnel in an attempt to make it to British territory.
- It took a while, but an English national soccer team has finally defeated Germany in a major tournament. England took third place with a 1-0 win over the top-ranked German team in the FIFA Women's World Cup ⚽️
- Chile defeated Argentina on penalties to win the Copa America tournament. It's the first ever trophy for Chile in the 99 years of the Copa ⚽️